Best Call of Duty players of 2023 — Top 5 CoD players in the CDL

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The Call of Duty League 2023 season is well underway, and the top teams are looking to separate themselves from the pack, spearheaded by insane performances from some of the finest players in Call of Duty history. Here are our top 5 CoD players of 2023 following the action at Major 3.

With a new game each year, certain players are able to thrive in one game but struggle somewhat in the next. The best, however, find a way to dominate year in and year out, and they’ll often be a top player across multiple titles.

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In Modern Warfare II, teams like Atlanta FaZe, LA Thieves, and Toronto Ultra are continuing to thrive, but which players are the ones standing out at the top?

Here’s our list of the five best Call of Duty players of 2023.

Best CoD players 2023

5. Amer ‘Pred’ Zulbeari

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Pred was the 2022 Rookie of the Year.

Australian star Pred was revolutionary for Seattle Surge during the 2022 Vanguard season, making them championship winners and a serious threat to the elite franchises in his rookie year.

He’s continued to be a force for Seattle this season and was highly linked with a move to OpTic Texas, with some rumors pointing to him having the highest buyout in CDL history. So far, he’s lived up to the price tag.

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4. Thomas ‘Scrappy’ Ernst

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Scrappy won CDL Major 3 MVP for his outstanding performance throughout the tournament.

At Major 3, Scrappy won his first pro LAN event, proving that he can walk the walk as well as talk the talk.

He’s a dominant AR player that was primed for the Rookie of the Year accolade before he’d played a single map, such was the hype around him, and at Major 3 he was named the MVP after leading Toronto Ultra to victory.

3. Paco ‘HyDra’ Rusiewiez

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HyDra has been a star since joining New York Subliners.

The French Phenom HyDra has been a non-stop success since joining the league, regularly one of the slippiest and most impressive submachine gun players in the CDL.

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He is consistently one of the highest-KD players in the league and the key to most of the Subliners’ victories, especially since the team’s slight dip in form following Major 1.

2. McArthur ‘Cellium’ Jovel

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Cellium is a force to be reckoned with in the CDL.

Cellium was a near-unanimous MVP candidate during the Vanguard season, and he’s not skipped a beat with the switch to Modern Warfare 2.

He’s essential to FaZe’s success and currently leads the league in Kill/Death ratio. His slaying ability is second to none, and he remains one of the most unique players in the game.

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1. Tyler ‘aBeZy’ Pharris

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aBeZy has been instrumental to Atlanta FaZe’s success.

The only player who could possibly compete with Cellium in the MVP standings right now is his teammate aBeZy, possibly the greatest entry SMG CoD has ever seen.

While his K/D isn’t groundbreaking or anywhere close to his teammates’, he is instrumental to the way they play and was pivotal to their Major 2 victory. He’s a first-blood machine and almost every great FaZe play starts with aBeZy making a break and popping multi-kills like it’s nothing.

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That’s our top 5 CoD players of the Modern Warfare II CDL season so far. Of course, this is going to change as we reach the business end of the season, and more players and teams start to emerge from the shadows.

The likes of Simp and Dashy all deserve honorable mentions here, and could well be in the top five after Major 4, but for now, these players are the ones leading the way.

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